An escalating higher-energy regimen was better than a fixed lower-energy regimen for defibrillation in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest

September 2007
ACP Journal Club;Sept/Oct2007, Vol. 147 Issue 2, p33
Academic Journal
The article presents a study to determine whether an escalating higher energy regimen was better than fixed lower-energy regimen for arrhythmia termination with an automated external defibrillator (AED) using a biphasic waveform in patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. The study concluded that the patients requiring defibrillation, on using an escalating higher-energy regimen achieved ventricular fibrillation more than a fixed lower energy regimen.


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